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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Glen Jordan


Unknown: Glen Jordan

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Producer Alasdair Cross. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel hosts another programme in which the strories come from the listeners. Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday llpm


Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Mary Ann Sieghart of The Times presents a review of the political week. Editorvicky Taylor


Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Unknown: Editorvicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insight and analysis from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Marcia Hughes


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme starring the world's biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment - courtesy of impressionists
Alistair McGowan , Kate Robbins , Simon Lipson and Jon CulShaW. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Millfield High School, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, by panellists including Teresa Gorman MP, Helen Mary Jones and Gerald Kaufman MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Helen Mary Jones
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Karen Turner

: Case History

Professor Roy Porter examines four episodes in the 20th century when the state of a leader affected the state of a nation.
3: Ferdinand Marcos was one of the most notorious dictators of the last century. But for how long was the president of the Philippines battling against the kidney disease that eventually killed him? And what effect did that complaint have on his personality and policies? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Unknown: Ferdinand Marcos
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, dramatised by Stephen Sheridan. The year is 1841 and two grotesque murders have horrified the whole of Paris. Elderly widow, Madame L'Espanaye, has been found with her throat cut, while her daughter Camille has been strangled and her body pushed up a chimney. Only eccentric amateur detective
Auguste Dupin can solve the riddle of these crimes. with Tom Bevan. Brian Parr , John Evittsa and Jean Trend Piano Mike Sykes. Director David Blount


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatised By: Stephen Sheridan
Unknown: Auguste Dupin
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: John Evittsa
Piano: Mike Sykes
Director: David Blount
Auguste Dupin: Malcolm Tierney
Roget: Mark Bonnar
InspectorJourdain: David Timson
Prefect of police: Peter Ellis
Helene: Tracey Wiles

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Ful! coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the snors headlines. P-ssentec by Eddie Mai :.


Unknown: Eddie Mai

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film, including the expert guide to the pick of films on television. This week, director
Bruce Beresford talks about his latest thriller Double Jeopardyand Anna Raeburn discusses why size does matter- or why films are too long.
Producer Harry Parker. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London. WlA lAA. E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Talks: Bruce Beresford
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Big Booth

Tonight Boothby Graf foe visits a land of novel-writing, cow farming and zip manufacturing. He is joined by Steve Frost , Kevin Eldon , Vivienne
Soan, BigAI and guitarist Antonio Forcione for more songs and Sketches. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graf
Unknown: Steve Frost
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Guitarist: Antonio Forcione
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Shuttleworths

Another chance to eavesdrop on the humorous world of John Shuttleworth and his family.
3: Caravan Capers. A romantic break for John and Mary is threatened by Ken's fascination with the sturdy chrome ladder on Doreen Melody's camper van. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Saturday Review

A taste of the gothic for Tom Sutcliffe and guests as they discuss the week's cultural highlights, including a new television adaptation of Mervyn Peake 's classic fantasy at the House of Groan - Gormenghast. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mervyn Peake
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Talking through Their Hats

Four talks by women writers on the subject of clothes. 3: When Ruth Gershon was a little girl she was fascinated with two worlds - ballet and clothes. She spent the happiest moments of her childhood in her ballet classes, learning to be rgaceful, skilful and strong, as well as feminine and imaginative. Her family life centred on her father's clothes manufacturing business. Her father even made the outfits she wore for her ballet class and shared herfascination with fashion. Ruth Gershon did not become a ballerina but clothes and dance remain the twin themes of her life. Producer Hannah Andrassy. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Ruth Gershon
Unknown: Ruth Gershon
Producer: Hannah Andrassy.

: The Archive Hour: The History Men

Professor David Cannadine looks at how history has been presented in the age of broadcasting - from the first "telly dons" and the media Marxists of the seventies to today's post-modernists. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Classic Serial: The Handmaid's Tale Part 2

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America, dramatised in three parts by John Dryden.
Offred is sent to a new household to begin her third posting as a handmaid - a state-controlled breeding machine.
With Marsha Dietlein and Leslie Hendrix.
Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Margaret Atwood
Dramatist/Director: John Dryden.
Producer: Jane Quill

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents debates about important issues of the day.
3: Madill takes the debate to Newcastle, where those in favour of a separate tier of regional government say: "Devolution is the bestwayto getjobs into the North East." Could devolution make a real difference to the local economy?
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] orto disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: At Home with Healey

The last of the series in which Tim Healey and fellow musicians re-create the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
Odd Vibrations. Music is simple- whatever yields a note, from the seven-foot sonorous serpent to parsnip and watering can. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tim Healey

: Poetry 2000

Fiona Shaw introduces the last of three anthologies of new poetry read by the poets themselves, including RS Thomas and Paul Durcan. Featuring a specially commissioned sequence, South, written and read by Ken Smith. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Read By: Ken Smith.

: News

: The Late Story: Teacher's Pet

By Maurice Leitch , read by Ian Mcllhinney. A former pupil recalls taking revenge on his first teacher. ProducerRoland Jaquarello : s


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Read By: Ian McLlhinney.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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